After days of counting votes, the election has finally been called by the Associated Press and networks including CNN and NBC.
Joe Biden is projected to win Pennsylvania, taking him over the magic 270 number to win.
While votes are still counting, Trump appears to have lost. Although he hasn’t accepted it yet and says he has no plans to concede.
America remains more divided than ever. On one side pure jubilation, and the other bitter loss.
One person who couldn’t contain his joy, relief and sheer emotion at Biden’s victory over Trump was CNN anchor Van Jones.
He delivered a stunning monologue in reaction to the result. Speaking through tears, he said:
It’s easier to be a parent this morning. It’s easier to be a dad. It’s easier to tell your kids character matters. It matters. Telling the truth matters. Being a good person matters.
If you’re Muslim in this country you don’t have to worry if the president doesn’t want you here. If you’re an immigrant, you don’t have to worry if the president is happy to have your children snatched away or send dreamers back for no reason.
Next he invoked the memory of George Floyd while discussing the racism he and his family have experienced.
It’s vindication for a lot of people who have really suffered. I can’t breathe, that wasn’t just George Floyd that was a lot of people that felt they couldn’t breathe.
Every day you’re waking up and there’s tweets and you’re in the store and people who’ve been afraid to show their racism are getting nastier and nastier to you and you’re worried about your sister. Can she go to Walmart and get into her car without someone saying something to her.
And you spend so much of your life energy just trying to hold it together.
And this is a big deal, for us just to be able to get some peace and have a chance for a reset. And the character of the country matters, and being a good man matters.
I want my sons to look at this. It’s easy to do it the cheap way and get away with stuff but it comes back around.
It’s a good day for this country.
On social media, Jones was praised for being so openly emotional, and many people said he’d made them cry too by summing up the relief so perfectly.
'White privilege' simply means having no first hand experience of what Van Jones just described. If you can listen… https://t.co/C56S1SZr7I